housing bust and subsequent recession. in 2009, white households had a median net worth of just over $113,000. compare that to $6,300 for latinos, and not quite $5,700 for african-americans. between 2005 and 2009, whites lost 16% of their median net worth, but latinos lost 66%, black households 53%, and asians-- who had topped white households in 2005-- dropped 54%. for more on the results of the study, we're joined by the report's lead author, paul taylor of the pew research center. and roderick harrison of howard university. he is the former chief of racial statistics at the census bureau. paul, these numbers are amazing. white house holds median wealth 20 times greater than white house holds. what is the driver of these kinds of numbers? >> we're able to look at a before and after set of snapshots from 2005 to 009. in 005 the wealth gap ratios were roughly 10 to 1.